Your Rottweiler is a staple member of the family. In fact, you can’t imagine what the house would look and smell like without the dog hair and slobber anymore. Not that you’d change it for the world anyway, because your Rottie is the only member of the house who doesn’t argue back! However, while they can do no wrong in your eyes, you do want to put your Rottweiler to good use. In particular, you’d like to train them to keep watch of the house and bark at strangers.
If you need a guard dog and understandably want to keep your house, family, and possessions safe, then a Rottweiler can be an effective deterrent. Combine their menacing bark with their tough exterior and any intruder is bound to think twice. This training will also instill significant discipline, giving you a well-trained and obedient dog. Lastly, this training will also help you train them to bark and fall silent with just a command.
Training a Rottweiler to bark is actually pretty straightforward. The trick is finding a situation that naturally causes them to bark. Once you’ve found that, you’ll need to introduce a command and reinforce the training with tasty treats or toys. Socialization will also form an important part of training as you don’t want your dog becoming aggressive. Training will also require testing the new command with some brave volunteers.
If your Rottweiler is just a puppy, they should soak up any and all information. This means you could see results in just a week or two. However, if he is older and more interested in lazing around the house than learning new commands then you may have your work cut out. It could be six weeks before you see consistent results. But if training works you’ll have a formidable-sounding Rottweiler who will keep strangers at bay.
The best thing about this training is that you don’t need much to get started. Some friends your Rottweiler doesn’t know too well will be needed. You will also need a decent stockpile of mouth-watering treats or toys. You’ll also need a clicker for one of the methods below.
Set aside around 10 minutes each day for training in a yard or in a large room in the house. The more frequently you train, the sooner you will see results.
Once you’ve ticked all those boxes, just bring enthusiasm and patience, then work can begin!
he doesn't bark to strangers
Hello Adebimpe, To teach pup to bark and be more alert, first, teach pup the Speak command. https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-german-shepherd-to-speak Once pup knows the speak command, recruit friends pup doesn't know to step onto the property while pup watches from a window or fence. Command speak and reward with a treat when they do. Practice with telling pup to speak each time the person is on the property, until pup barks on their own when the person enters without saying speak. At that point, have the person step onto the property, wait seven seconds to see if pup will bark on their own, reward if they do, and command speak if they don't - then reward but give a smaller reward when you tell pup opposed to when pup does it on their own. Practice until pup will bark each time someone enters the property. Practice with different people you can recruit, that pup doesn't know so that pup will learn to do this with anyone who enters the property and not just that one person. Draw pup's attention to people outside or people on your property, and reward pup when you see them watching someone in general - so that pup will begin watching people and staying more alert as a habit. Pup doesn't have to bark to reward this one - just reward when pup is watching someone and you notice that. I also recommend teaching the Quiet command, so that you can tell pup when to stop barking after they alert. Quiet method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bark Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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